Thursday, 18 February 2010
Kiper, McShay on receivers and Thursday links
Mel Kiper has updated his mock draft. You'll have to be an ESPN insider to see the full list - the Seahawks take Sam Bradford (QB, Oklahoma) at #6 and Everson Griffen (DE, USC) at #14. Having avoided the spread offense in SoCal for so long, would Pete Carroll really draft the spread's poster boy to guide his return to the NFL?
Mike Mayock runs through his top five (or should that be top seven?) offensive tackles. The usual names are on the list, but since his last compilation Charles Brown and Bruce Campbell have over taken Vladimir Ducasse.
The Sporting News reports that wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has broken his foot and will miss the NFL combine. It remains to be seen how this will affect his stock, but he was already a difficult prospect to judge coming from Georgia Tech's run heavy triple option offense.
Dez Bryant says the NCAA suspension that prevented him competing throughout most of 2009 was 'unfair'. Bryant: "I would tell the college players to be honest at all times, but at the same time I just feel like - I don't know - the NCAA, they're going to do whatever they want to do. I'm just going to leave it at that. I just feel like it was really unfair."
Chris Low writes that Ryan Mallet has broken his foot and will be out for 3-4 months. I'm a fan of Mallet's and believe he could be a high pick next year. This shouldn't affect him too much if everything heals sufficiently.
Len Pasquarelli reports that Ndamukong Suh will participate in all combine work outs next week. It'll be interesting to see how he compares to Gerald McCoy - especially in the speed drills. That's one area McCoy might have the edge.
Posted by Rob Staton